Procrastination / by Dale Goldberg

I often end my night with the intention of writing three pages in the screenplay I'm working on. I'll put my little girl to sleep, kiss my wife good night, and then -- 

Well, honestly, I'll think about how long my day has been and how hard I've worked. I can't just go do more "work" before going to bed. When am I supposed to blow off steam? What am I supposed to just work all day, go to sleep and then wake up to do it all over again? 

Don't get me wrong. I love writing. But it is work. Sometimes I just need to let my mind veg, ya' know? 

So I'll turn on "30 Rock". I've been watching it on Netflix. I'm not sure how I ever missed that show when it was on. It's highly addicting. 

Just one episode. You know, so I can just relax a little and prepare my mind for writing. 

I watch the show, have some good laughs, and then when the credits roll. I say to myself, "Ok. Time to get to work."

But the credits came all too soon. A 30 minute show with out commercials it turns out is more like 20 minutes and that can fly by quick.

Oh look, Netflix is going to auto play the next episode. Isn't that nice?

Maybe  just one more episode. Then I'll definitely get to work.